PW Power Systems has changed its name to Mitsubishi Power Aero as of April 1 even though its headquarters will remain in Lake Mary, in the U.S. state of Florida. Adopting the Mitsubishi brand is part of a wider effort to apply synergies and better leverage resources and technologies of Mitsubishi Power Aero’s Japanese parent company.
Indah Power Plant (PIPP) has secured financing of up to 2.7 billion Malaysian Ringgit (US$650m) to build a 1,200 MW combined-cycle power plant on Pulau Island, Selangor. The funds will come from Bank Pembangunan Malaysia, Maybank Islamic and United Overseas Bank, with the CCGT scheduled for commissioning in early 2024.
To power their economies 100% with renewables, G20 countries would require 3,526 GW flexible generating assets. The capacity to balance the grid could come from 2,594 MW energy storage and 993 MW flexible gas power plants, Wärtsilä modelling shows. The Finish OEM just launched the 34SG Balancer engine capable to ramp to 10 MW in two minutes.
Germany’s Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) has defined the route for a much-debated new direct current power transmission line that will bring wind power from the North to the Germany’s industrial south. The regulator approved the last 190-km stretch of the 700-km grid connection, called SuedLink, set to be built by the TSOs TenneT and TransnetBW.
New Fortress Energy (NFE) has agreed to supply the Mexican state-owned power producer CFE with the equivalent of 20,000-40,000 million British thermal units (MMBtu) of LNG via an import terminal, under construction at the port of Pichilingue, Baja California Sur. NFE said the regas terminal will be commissioned and start supplying gas to CFE in May 2021.
Mercedes-Benz has contracted Siemens to advance the digitalization and automation of its manufacturing processes, both for petrol-based cars and electric vehicles. At Mercedes’ Marienfelde site, near Berlin, the car maker plans to implement the Mercedes-Benz Cars ecosystem MO360 and digitalize the assembly of e-mobility components.
Significant amounts of new-built battery storage capacity is needed in the US to balance growing intermittent energy supply from renewables. According to the EIA’s 2021 Outlook, which reflects current laws and regulations, over 59 gigawatts (GW) of battery storage will serve the grid in 2050.
Australia’s AGL Energy will split into two – one retail power and gas utility and one infrastructure firm that holds the company’s power plant assets. The AGL board is pursuing a spin-off strategy in what it calls a “structural separation process," targeting to confirm and execute the transaction by end of FY2021.
Greater Manchester’s first low carbon hydrogen hub will be built at the Trafford Low Carbon Energy Park, which includes a 250 MWh liquid air-based energy storage and the 1,650 MW Trafford power station. Manchester wants to become the first Net Zero region in the world by 2040.
Norwegian classification society DNV has released a new service specification document for Additive Manufacturing (AM), which uses 3D model data to fabricate parts in a shorter time and at a lower cost than traditional engineering practices. The new service specification, DNVGL-SE-0568, is meant to build trust in 3D-printed parts.
General Electric has won a multimillion-dollar order to upgrade three 400-kiloVolt (kV) Gas-Insulated Substations (GIS) in Nepal. The project, co-funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), aims to add 1,000 MW of inherently intermittent wind and solar power capacity to the grid.
KARMOL, a joint venture between Karpowership and Mitsui OSK Lines, has taken delivery of the first LNG-to-Power floating storage and regas unit (FSRU) which is currently undergoing sea trials before being deployed in Senegal. The converted Dwiputra, now named KARMOL LNGT Powership Africa, will supply LNG-powered electricity to the West African country.